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Take Five with Monday Michiru

Read "Take Five with Monday Michiru" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Monday Michiru Since her solo album debut in 1991, songstress-flutist Monday Michiru has released albums on an annual basis both as a soloist and collaborator. Known as one of the pioneers of the Japanese acid jazz movement and boasting countless dance floor and radio hits worldwide, Monday's compositional style and repertoire has evolved to that which is undeniably hers, with reflections of jazz, soul, Brazilian, folk and other urban and world flavors. Born in Tokyo, Japan to ...

Album Review

Monday Michiru: Soulception

Read "Soulception" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Soulception è il nuovo album di Monday Michiru. La vocalist e flautista giapponese, che vanta una ventennale carriera e collaborazioni con esponenti della scena acid-jazz (tra cui Mondo Grosso), ritorna con un altro lavoro raffinato e variegato supportata da un solido gruppo di musicisti di estrazione jazz. C'è spazio per le atmosfere brasiliane in pezzi come “What Is in a Soul" e “Brasilianos" (Hamilton de Holanda), quest'ultima impreziosita dall'organetto di Gil Goldstein, mentre nella cover di “Bridges" (Milton Nascimento) la ...

Album Review

Monday Michiru: Soulception

Read "Soulception" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Matters of the spirit are examined in Soulception, the compelling release from Monday Michiru--a multitalented Japanese American singer, composer, and actress, who has released over a dozen successful albums in Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America. An avid producer influenced by diverse sources, she's got that certain crossover appeal that is fluent in urban R&B, contemporary jazz, rock and infectious Brazilian rhythms, resulting in music that's not easily categorized, yet is thoroughly engaging. With the expert assistance ...


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